Running Out of Options: The Threat of Declining Competition

Kent Lundblad, 33 years old, tweeted his complaint last month to express his frustration with the two major internet providers in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California. Lundbald was a longtime Comcast client, since it is the go-to internet service provider in that...
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Uncertainty in November elections leads to anxious Americans and growth in comfort foods stocks

-Note that this a repost of an older article. Anheuser-Busch and Yum! Brands are up big in comparison to their numbers last year. BUD has seen a 25.87 percent and YUM is up 16.26 percent. According to therapists across America, this growth in comfort food stocks or...
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New York and Company hopes to turn it around with a Positive Q2 and Celebrity Partnerships

It is no secret that brick and mortar retail locations are feeling the impact of an increase in online shopping.  New York & Company, Inc., (NWY), best known as a womens wear-to-work retailer that operates 488 stores in 43 states, is one of the many retailers...
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Your Keys to Manageable Student Debt

Let’s be honest for a second. If you are preparing to spend the fall of 2017 at an institution of higher learning, whether it’s for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, chances are you’ll need to take out student loans. It’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything wrong....
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Why Shake Shack Needs to Start Acting Like McDonald’s

For midtown Manhattan resident Stephen Rechner, 58, a trip to Shake Shack is something special. He has been a fan of the fast-casual burger chain since its first branch opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2004, and he doesn’t hesitate to make special...
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SunPower in survival mode

Stick with us, don’t judge us by profit or loss this year, and you won’t regret it. This seems to be the message SunPower, country’s second largest solar panel manufacturer is sending to its investors. Despite a record-breaking year for solar panel installations in...
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Good News for Verizon: Yahoo’s Focus on Mobile Division Showing Returns

Erich Schur, 25, has been playing fantasy football since high school. For the first time, he and his friends chose to host their 2016 league on Yahoo because of the tech company’s updated fantasy sports app. Schur especially likes the improvements to the app layout...
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Etsy Flexes its Tech Savviness to Grow Handmade Sellers’ Sales and Help Their Buyers At Hand

While enjoying the annual desert festival Burning Man in 2015, Sam Enriquez found himself surrounded by elaborately-dressed festival goers, celebrating personal expression, and dancing to nonstop music. That’s when he was inspired to create Who Cares Why Not, his own...
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As If It Wasn’t Already Risky, Facebook’s Internet Bet Is Facing Obstacles

Roughly 500 people were sitting in the conference room in Fira Gran Via in Barcelona in 2014, and everyone had their eyes on Mark Zuckerberg as the 29-year old billionaire was sharing his idea about expanding the access to the World Wide Web in Africa and parts of...
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America’s Largest Private Prison Company Is Turning Prisons into Immigrant Detention Centers

Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) has owned and operated Cibola County Correctional Facility in Milan, New Mexico since 1998. The largest private prison company in the U.S., CCA ran the 1,200-bed prison under a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons...
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Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

In the not too distant future, teens will hang around malls in the outskirts of towns just as we did, only this time instead of buying Fro-Yos and hitting the shops with friends, they’ll be rollerblading through derelict buildings. The future for department stores...

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Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble Second Quarter Earnings Preview

Barnes and Noble has had a turbulent 12 months. The bookseller lost its new CEO, Ronald Boire, this year and saw its stock price slashed in half to $11.45. So analysts believe that its second fiscal quarter earnings report, which will be released on the morning of...

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J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

J.C. Penney Headed For A Comeback

JCP is poised to become the comeback kid of retail this year. The century-old U.S. department store is expected to meet its conservative estimates for third-quarter earnings today and real growth could come in the final quarter of 2016, when the effects of new sales...

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